Our longstanding military traditions are a little unusual, but are truly cathartic in these infuriating times.
One anonymous military member wrote “Love from Manchester” on a missile that was headed for ISIS. (via Fox News)
Someone from the British Royal Air Force, as members of a coalition force, wrote this message. Obviously, they did it with the full support of their military colleagues, and us patriots.
I hope this message strikes fear into the heart of any terrorist who sees it, even those who simply see it on social media.
After a terrorist attack in Paris in 2015, photos cropped up of similar messages written on bombs, such as “from Paris, with love.”
Though some claimed those images were manipulated, the RAF has actually confirmed that this latest one from Manchester is legitimate.
In fact, the idea of writing messages on bombs dates back to World War One, and has been practiced in the Western world regularly ever since.
Bomb messages act as a rallying call to troops and to society at large. They boost morale, increase patriotism, and make all of us feel like we have begun to avenge the precious lives we’ve lost.
Hopefully, this message will help some stubborn liberals connect with the idea that our dealings with ISIS are a response to their targeting of our citizens. We need to respond like this even more. This latest attack focused on children — we just cannot have any tolerance for the left’s nonsense about peace. We are at war, whether they acknowledge it or not.
We cannot stand for any more attacks. Not in Europe, or America. When we don’t respond to terror attacks, we lay ourselves, and our whole culture, down on railway tracks. Who will get run over next?
Hopefully, no one. Let’s pull ourselves off those tracks, and get to work shutting down the opposition to patriotic messages like these.
I would encourage any member of the American military to follow our European allies’ example. Let’s send ISIS a lot more messages!